Dental Veneers background information

Dental Veneers background information

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Veneers offer one of the best cosmetic dentistry options for people wanting whiter teeth than bleaching can achieve or who want to camouflage spaces between “gappy” teeth and/or overcrowded teeth. Veneers also reflect light and their surfaces are like the natural enamel of your teeth. However, unlike bleaching, having veneers on your teeth is a permanent treatment, as they need to be replaced after regular periods.

What are Veneers?

A veneer is a thin covering of porcelain or composite plastic, which fits over the surface of your tooth and is glued to it. Composite veneers can be made in the dental surgery making the process a one visit to the dentist treatment only. They can be colour matched directly in your mouth where colour is a problem, or they can be shaped to suit your teeth, and how you would like to look, more easily. Their disadvantage is that they wear more easily than porcelain and tend to stain slightly more easily and so usually require “touching up” from time to time.

 If you are considering cosmetic dentistry with veneers, the following information will give you a basic understanding of the procedures. It can’t answer all your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the dentist. Please ask your dentist about anything you don’t understand

How long will Dental Veneers last?

Porcelain veneers last for around 10 – 15 years.

Plastic Veneers usually last around 5 – 7 years.

Who can perform Dental Veneers?

Not all dentists specialise in cosmetic dentistry, so it is important to find a dental practice that does a lot of cosmetic dental work.

What is the average cost of Dental Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can cost from around $950 to$ 1100.00per tooth depending on the type used.

Summary of advice for Dental Veneers .A dental veneer is a thin covering of porcelain or composite plastic, which fits over the surface of your tooth and is glued to it.

Veneers offer one of the best cosmetic dentistry options for people wanting whiter teeth than bleaching can achieve or who want to camouflage spaces between “gappy” teeth and/or overcrowded teeth.